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A damaged crane was reconditioned after reverse engineering, design, manufacture and supply of damaged parts, assembly and load testing. The task was completed in a record time.

In June 2009, an 80/20MT EOT crane that Nilanchal Ispat Nigam Ltd. (NINL) had purchased from another OEM fell victim to nature’s wrath, when the cyclone Aila packing winds of over 180km/hr blew the crane away.

The crane was amongst others that were erected at their site in Kalinganagar Complex, Duburi, near Cuttack-Jajpur road and the project was nearing commissioning. The crane which weighed almost 150MT, fell from a height of 22 meters and was severely damaged under the impact of its own weight. The crane required extensive rework to bring it back to operational level, however, the OEM was unwilling to take up the job and who could be better than ElectroMech to execute it!

ElectroMech, with the support of its service subsidiary, Cranedge India Pvt. Ltd. (a company specializing in crane services and refurbishment) took up the challenge.

A special team was formed, led by Mr. Omkar Majumale to complete this daunting task. The scope of work consisted of complete dismantling of the damaged crane at NINL Duburi, transporting it to ElectroMech Pirangut, completely reconditioning the crane which included reverse engineering, design, manufacture, repair or replacement of damaged parts, assembly, load testing and transporting it back to NINL Duburi .

The crane was badly damaged and to add to the woes, the crane was not stored properly which led to rusting and accumulation of dust. Undeterred, our team took it as an opportunity to explore new horizons. Throughout the project, the team remained focused, complemented each other and completed the work within the given time frame without compromising on the quality and safety norms.